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The Central Plaza...I took this shot perhaps nine to ten times until I got a decent result...
16) Is This Pandora? No, It's Machu Picchu, from Under the Influence of Altitude

July 19th 2010
It has gotten to the point now that I wear my increasingly soiled khaki travel trousers as point of pride. I want to see how dirty they can get before I break down and disinfect them in the laundry. It’s a good thing Rosalinda isn’t here. She would have shut the trip down until every last stain, spot, and streak was removed. There is only small stirring at Ollantaytambo’s train station ... read more
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Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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